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Commentators making a fuss about Sparrow being in trouble for a hit on Rich.

my take: Sparrow turns his body to block Rich from the contest, not bump him directly (a la Hipwood on Max in the first).  Rich flops for the free and gets it.  I doubt there was a) intent b) contact in the incident.  Later, Rich flops for a head high free in the forward pocket in the last.  Example of how he plays for frees.

no case to answer.

Zorko, on the other hand, lunges at TMac with an elbow.  Intent and contact are clear.  Impact is low-medium (thanks to TMAcs chiselled jaw).  Suspension.

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Think it will be insufficient force 

Interesting case in a way as he went passed the ball to bump which they don’t like. But this was the perfect choice as it was a shepherd and cleared the way perfectly for Spargoat I think it was. 

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I know he went passed the ball but I don't think he "bumped". He went passed the ball and sort of turned/propped to block or screen, with the flat of his back.

In a contact sport, where physically blocking is allowed, I feel that this was the best option for Sparrow with respect to duty of care. He didn't tuck the shoulder down to bump.

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I reckon a fine. Surprised how big and strong he looks. The making of a future beast. He ain’t no wee tweety bird.

Edited by John Crow Batty
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7 minutes ago, Pulp Fritschon said:

Think it will be insufficient force 

Interesting case in a way as he went passed the ball to bump which they don’t like. But this was the perfect choice as it was a shepherd and cleared the way perfectly for Spargoat I think it was. 

agree.  At absolute worst he may get a fine but most likely this one will go through to the keeper.

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3 minutes ago, Swooper1987 said:

agree.  At absolute worst he may get a fine but most likely this one will go through to the keeper.

Somewhere in a dark underground office lined with computer monitors, Michael Christian is reading this while rubbing his hands together and quietly cackling evilly.

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31 minutes ago, Youngwilliam said:

3 weeks. Because he wears Red n Blue. 

I think it's more of a case of him being a no-name.

Buddy would get off as would a Dangerfield or Cotchin.

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14 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I think it's more of a case of him being a no-name.

Buddy would get off as would a Dangerfield or Cotchin.

It was more a joke comment. Neal-Bullen getting 4 weeks for sling tackle. Just waiting on Michael Christian to "make an example"

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Sparrow very well might get a week but if a Melbourne player went down like Rich did all the commentators would have accused them of going down easily.

As we know, the MRO relies on commentators to make his decisions so it wouldn’t have even been looked at.

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1 hour ago, John Crow Batty said:

I reckon a fine. Surprised how big and strong he looks. The making of a future beast. He ain’t no wee tweety bird.

Don’t forget... it was a sparrow that killed [censored] Robin. 

All the young whipper snappers out there are like wtf is she talking about. 😁

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The censored word is another word for rooster
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1 hour ago, Pulp Fritschon said:

Think it will be insufficient force 

Interesting case in a way as he went passed the ball to bump which they don’t like. But this was the perfect choice as it was a shepherd and cleared the way perfectly for Spargoat I think it was. 

 

1 hour ago, deanox said:

I know he went passed the ball but I don't think he "bumped". He went passed the ball and sort of turned/propped to block or screen, with the flat of his back.

In a contact sport, where physically blocking is allowed, I feel that this was the best option for Sparrow with respect to duty of care. He didn't tuck the shoulder down to bump.

An English teacher! An English teacher! My kingdom for an English teacher.

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13 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Alas, I think we've past the point of no return.  :lol:

Umm with "we have" it might be passed. 

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If we continue with the theme of we punish the outcome not the action, this won’t rate a mention. 
If we however look at player profile correlating directly to weeks suspended, he will get 6. 
So yes, our guess as good as anyone. 

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